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St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 24, 2012

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Timeshare owners get involved “Developers have been given a license to steal”

St. Maarten – Trouble in the timeshare industry is not only a topic that appears in the local media. Jeff Berger published a weekly internet newsletter St. Maarten and Saint Martin Weekly News. The newsletter offers a tantalizing view on how partie

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 24, 2012

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Criminal suspects free due to crisis in prison system

“The only effective sanction is immediate release,” judge rules Criminal suspects free due to crisis in prison system GREAT BAY – The crisis in St. Maarten’s prison system came further under pressure when the Judge of Instruction ordere

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 24, 2012

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Trailer truck rolls over at Kruythoff roundabout

St. Maarten – A trailer truck transporting a container for Tropical Shipping rolled over at the Kruythoff roundabout in Cole Bay yesterday around one o’clock. Police Inspector Ricardo Henson said that the driver apparently did not shift down soon

Opinion - Posted by on April 24, 2012

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Editorial: License to steal

Timeshare owners are getting more and more involved with the drive to regulate the industry and to protect their interests. As the article from Jeff Berger’s internet newsletter shows, these often wealthy vacationers feel left out in the cold: the

Opinion, St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 24, 2012

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A call to end domestic violence

The Safe Haven Foundation expresses its sincere sympathy to the families and friends of the late Mrs. Cheryl Withrite and Mister Cleon Bourne who lost their lives in such a horrific tragedy. This tragic event brings up so much sadness and frustrat

Opinion, St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 24, 2012

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Opinion: Parlatino

Hurray: St. Maarten will host a couple of Parlatino meetings in November. One would think that this is good news, and maybe it is. Travel hungry parliamentarians from other countries will come to the Friendly Country for a couple of days and they hav

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 24, 2012

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Opinion: Prison crisis

Justice Minister Roland Duncan has a situation on his hands. It’s not new of course, the fact that St. Maarten is struggling with too many criminals and not enough cells to put them away, but until now the judicial system somehow managed to cope by

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 24, 2012

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Five-day believers connection convention begins on Thursday

St. Maarten - In the run up to Thursday’s St.Martin Believers’ Connection Convention, committee public relations officer Angie Pantophlet has issued a clarion call for the church to actively confront the issue of vulgarity that youths portray dur

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 24, 2012

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Wiels organizes protest against Central Bank bond issue

WILLEMSTAD—Hundreds of people protested against the intention of the Central Bank Board to grant a loan for the Sint Maarten Harbor Group of companies, political leader Helmin Wiels told reporters on Saturday. Wiels called his followers and the com

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 24, 2012

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Parlatino comes to St. Maarten in November

St. Maarten – President of Parliament Gracita Arrindell recently returned from attending Parlatino meetings in Panama where Sint Maarten has been offered to be the venue for two Parlatino meetings. Sint Maarten has agreed in principle to host tw

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 24, 2012

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Surprise gift for outgoing education authority Roborgh

St. Maarten – Dr. Renk Roborgh, the director-general for higher education, science and emancipation, received a surprise parting gift from Minister of Education, Culture, Sports and Youth Affairs, Dr. Rhoda Arrindell yesterday, after the two had me

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 24, 2012

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Nagico sponsors St. Maarten’s sole Olympic candidate

St. Maarten - Nagico Insurances is sponsoring local Burton Theodora, who will be travelling to the Dominican Republic this week to undergo rigorous training in his attempt to qualify for the 50 meter swimming distance in the upcoming 2012 Olympic Gam

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 24, 2012

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More winners in TelEm’s daily text message quiz

St. Maarten  –  TelEm Group named more winners of the company’s ongoing daily text message quiz in which five free tickets are given away each day for Thursday’s 1 Red Nation Reggae and Soca concert. According to marketing and sales manage

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 24, 2012

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Gospel artist Piper Laundry releases video

GREAT BAY/MARIGOT- Five years after he first penned and performed ‘Too Much Violence in the Land’, Piper Laundry released his video of the same name in the first week of April. The song is being touted as a gospel reggae hit and can be viewed via

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 24, 2012

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Belvedere Community Center awards parents

St. Maarten - Last Friday the Belvedere Community Center awarded three of its parents for maintaining a zero balance on their monthly payments in April. Shown in the picture second from right is this month’s first prize winner, Mrs. Alrona Amory, w

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 24, 2012

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Tourist Bureau sponsors small hotels for Smart

PHILIPSBURG – The St. Maarten Tourist Bureau again sponsors the registration for local small hotels to attend the 2012 St. Maarten/St. Martin Annual Regional Tradeshow Smart. Several small hotels are already among the ranks of more than 44 hotel

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 24, 2012

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Public Health ministry attends hearing screening symposium

St. Maarten – Registered Nurse Mayra Martina, the acting head of youth health care recently travelled to Aruba to attend the Neonatal Hearing Screening Symposium, where she had the opportunity to hear from the entire team involved, such as the ear

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 24, 2012

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Teenager wants compensation for slap in the face at work

St. Maarten– Seventeen year old Michel Monfils got a nasty surprise on Saturday morning at his work. The teenager, who started working six weeks ago as a shop attendant at Super Plaza, got into a conflict with an elder colleague called Vicky over a

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Arrindell crowns St Maarten Queen in Holland for Rotterdam Carnival

THE HAGUE/GREAT BAY – Minister of Education, Culture, Sports and Youth Affairs, Dr. Rhoda Arrindell could not be on island for the opening of Carnival. However, she still performed Carnival-related duties during her brief visit to The Netherlands l

St. Maarten News - Posted by on April 24, 2012

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Sewage main topic at Middle Region town hall meeting

St. Maarten – A moderately attended town hall meeting in  the Sr. Marie Laurence school in Middle region last night drew mainly questions about connections to the sewage system. Vromi-Minister Theo Heyliger and the head of new projects Kurt Ruan a